Five for Friday

Hey friends! Happy Friday!

We just came back from an amazing Mexican dinner with our awesome friends Frank and Dani. We always have such a great time with them! We hope to be their next door neighbors some day. It’ll be just like Friends.

Anyway…Five for Friday!

 5 Things to Make or Bake

Penne and Broccoli in Dorrito Cream Sauce…and it’s VEGAN…and does not actually contain Doritos. Get excited.

Inside Out Chinese Spring Roll Salad…this has been making the rounds on Pinterest and it looks SO GOOD. At first I was like, meh it’s just a salad, but the more you look at it, the more delicious it seems.

Potato Pesto Focaccia …remember this recipe? Sometimes I like to look back through all my recipes and remember how much I enjoyed them. This is one of my favorites and I’ve gotten lots of great feedback on this one too…if you haven’t tried it, today is the day! I also like to look at how far my photography has come…or at least my lighting.

Roasted Sweet Peppers and Carrots with Orange and Hazelnuts…light and refreshing with tons of vitamins!

This Tempeh Sandwich…from Running to the Kitchen! Raw tempeh, cheddar, jelly, apple slices,  sprouts and cabbage. For some reason this sounds amazing to me, even though I’m not sure how I feel about raw tempeh. It looks so pretty! And I trust Gina because she went to college in the same town I went to law school ;)

5 Links!

Your Guide to Picking the Best Spring Produce

What’s your favorite spring produce from this list? I choose leeks! They have a mild oniony flavor, and they’re great in everything from pasta to stir fry, to things like this.

Rain Boot Planters

How cute are these? Love them!

The 6 Foods Ever Runner Needs to Eat

A great list of whole foods…only thing missing is chia!

What 100 Calories of Easter Candy Looks Like

How handy :) I LOVE those Cadbury Mini Eggs…but they’re definitely not healthy!

How to Make and Maintain a Sourdough Starter

I find this intriguing…but I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to actually do it. Do I really want something growing in my fridge? On purpose?

Okay I did the best I could…made it to 9:45 and now I’m exhausted and ready for bed! Have a great weekend friends!

Thought for the day:

Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out.




  • Cassandra Bishop

    Yummm, that pasta dish looks pretty good! My favorite pasta/broccoli dish is Skinny Baked Mac and Cheese w/Broccoli. So good! That link about easter candy makes me so sad though. I LOVE reeces eggs. They’re even better than the normal cups! I could pop a few of those in one sitting without thinking of the calories. Now I know!

    March 24, 2012
    • Ali Esq

      Skinny baked mac and cheese with broccoli sounds amazing!! :) I’m sad about the Easter Candy too…why does it all have to be SO BAD for you?

      March 28, 2012

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